*** 2024 total wireless/internet/TV cost ***

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BobTheHawkHater

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Jan 21, 2008
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I thought it might be interesting to compare with others on here your monthly wireless/internet/TV plans and their cost to see how much you streamers are beating old satellite TV holdouts like myself. I like to track everything lumped together as a whole so I can see where bundle discounts apply.

Here's where I'm at as of Feb 2024:
  • Internet - Mediacom 1000/50 plan, but speedtest results are more like 450/50 - $60/mon pretax minus $10 for 12 months discount (after annoying annual negotiation) = $50/mon (own my own modem so no equip rental)
  • Wireless - AT&T Unlimited Starter - $35 per smartphone/mon before taxes and fees.
  • TV - DirecTV satellite XTRA plan (grandfathered in) - $156/mon pretax and fees minus $55 for 12 months discount (after annoying annual negotiation) = $101/mon. Regional sports fee = $17/mon. "Advanced Receiver Service" ($15) + 3 set-top Genie rentals ($7/ea) = $36/mon. (I/m getting robbed!!)
  • HBO Max - $16 value but free as part of AT&T / DirectTV bundle I'm still grandfathered into = $0/mon.
  • Netflix Standard - $16/mon
  • Amazon Prime Video - $9/mon (the video streaming portion of our $16/mon Prime membership)
Total = 50 + (2 phones x 35) + 101 + 17 + 36 + 16 + 9 = $299/mon

Ouch.